18 July 2013




This post isn't fashion or beauty related. It is a shout out to one of the world nicest and in my opinion best friends. Boho Rush and I have been best friends since we were about 14. We've had our ups and downs but in the end with have always stuck by each other. And today is her 19th Birthday!

She has a gorgeous blog with hauls and beauty tutorials and lots of other marvellous things. You should definitely go check her out and click that lovely follow button. You won't be disappointed!

So, Happy Birthday! Love you so much and don't know how I'm gonna survive the next year so far from you <3


16 July 2013

What's In My Bag?

Bag from New Look, 50 Dhs in the sale 


Today I'm going to let you all have a nosy through my bag. But before I get to that I have to ask...Does anyone else always go to start a new blog when they actually mean to write a new post? I'm forever clicking on the wrong link and it drives me mad! 


Here is a look inside my bag!
(Please excuse the badly taken pictures, I'm packing up my bedroom at the moment so everything is all higgelty piggelty...)

Because you never know what might happen...
This is my current read and I'm really enjoying it. I love that it seems really factual and takes itself so seriously even though it's fiction. When I'm reading it I almost believe that the virus they're talking about actually exists.

My not so little black notebook. I take this everywhere. I use it to write lists and doodle and jot down blog ideas. It's pretty much the inside of my brain. Plus it's so cute!

I had to literally run to Boots the other day to get this. I have a nut allergy and have to take this before I rush to the hospital if I ingest nuts (As the doctors here won't give me an epi-pen). Back to the running, I usually keep a few of these in my bag just in case, the one day I forget to put any in my bag, I accidentally pop a nut filled Date in my mouth. Not a good idea. Thankfully I spat it out really quickly and took one of these so I only really got an itchy mouth. 

Ohhh tissues...Interesting.

This is one of my favourite body sprays as it smells delicious and I enjoy smelling like baked goods. I feel like a cookie when I wear this and feeling like a cookie feels good.

I'm actually not a giant fan of this purse. I got it in New Look when my old one fell to pieces whilst I was shopping. Hopefully I'll be able to find something cute in England.

Tickets from when me and one of my best friends went to the cinema. I loved the film, especially all the beautiful things. Plus Emma Watson <3 

Various lip products. A girl can never have enough...

A brush that I bought in The Body Shop whilst I was Christmas shopping. I used to have really short hair but have grown it out in the last year so I'm actually having to keep on top of the tangles which can be a bit of a hassle. I really want to by myself a Tangle Teezer though!

A pair of broken glasses. As you do. I really need to get these fixed because I am terrible at using contacts and really should wear glasses when I'm reading and on my laptop at least. My eyesight is terrible.

A wand. Yes, I'm a Harry Potter fan. No, I don't usually carry a wand around in my bag. But a friend of mine made this for me as a leaving pressie (Isn't is good!) and I just haven't got round to taking it out of my bag.

This is my favourite perfume, 212 by Carolina Herrera. I love that even though the packaging is huge it actually contains two small travel sized bottles. Smells beautiful.

Keys for the house and gate. I'm always getting locked out as my kets are never in my bag. One time I had to wait in the heat for about an hour for my mum's friend to come round and save me as my dad was at work which is a few hours away and my mum was in the UK. She didn't have a key but she took me to hers and we got a pizza. Awww.

I always love people's What's in my bag posts because I'm really nosy (It's human nature!) I wish I had some gorgeous Celine bag to show you all. Never the less I hope you enjoyed snooping through my bag!


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15 July 2013

Summer sounds


I know I've already posted today but I'm feeling so motivated! I'm going to try and post everyday and as many times as I like, I want there to be something new to read all the time. 

I thought it would be nice to share with you a few of my favourite summer songs, a summer playlist for 2013...

I'm usually quite into a lot of indie/acoustic sounding things, but when summer rolls around I love songs to be upbeat and fun. So here are the songs that I've had on repeat for a while...

212 by Azelia Banks ft Lazy Jay.
(Not usually my thing but I'm addicted to this since watching The Bling Ring)

I Couldn't Care Less by Leslie Clio

Falling by Haim

Striptease by The FURS
(This should be everyones fav song...)

Wake Me Up! by Avicii

Bang Bang by will.i.am

Diane Young by Vampire Weekend

What's on your summer playlist?


Moisturiser Mania!


Today I thought I'd share my everyday favourite moisturisers. They aren't anything fancy but they really do the trick and I swear by them all! I have a bit of a moisturising obsession so whenever I'm in the Body Shop or at Bath and Body Works I walk round sniffing every moisturiser in sight. I like moisturisers to smell delish as well as actually doing there jobs. They're skin food and we like our food to smell nice so I make sure my skin's food smells yummy too. Might be a bit weird but I don't care.

Olay is my go to facial moisturiser. I've been using it for as long as I can remember (Okay, since I was about 13...). It is also what my Mum, Grams and Great Grandma have been using for years and years! (And I have to say they all have great skin, especially my Grams who really does NOT look her age.)

I use the normal/combo formula because my skin gets a bit temperamental and can't make up it's mind on whether to be oily or dry. Olay really does the trick and has never made me breakout (Which is why I'm a bit iffy about changing facial moisturisers). It soaks into the skin really easily and I'm never left with a greasy feeling (or looking) face. 

The consistency is great as it isn't to thick or to runny- it's the perfect in between. It is also a very, very pale pink which is pretty. It doesn't really have a distinct smell which is why I think it is very good for sensitive skin as it has no harsh chemically ingredients.

Hand moisturiser is one thing I don't think I could live without and this Hemp Intensive Hand Butter has become an absolute essential of mine. I suffer from very mild dermatitis on my hands. The skin on my palms peels and becomes very rough and it sometimes hurts to use them. I also get very rough bits of skin running along my fingers. It isn't very nice. I have tried bazillions of different hand creams from Nivea to Clarins and this Hemp hand butter has been the best.

It honestly doesn't smell that great (Which goes my everything I believe in!). But it is so good. It makes my hands really soft and they have completely stopped peeling since I started using it. As it says in the description it is heavy duty, so it is quite thick and does leave the hands a little bit greasy which may put some people off but if you put it on just before bed it should be fine.

The normal hand cream version of this is also amazing and I usually keep that in my handbag (But I ran out and stupidly threw the packet in the bin). The hand cream really does smell nice, kind fresh like plants but not flowers. Which makes sense because hemp seed comes from a plant. But yes, it's hand cream hemp counterpart is also a great investment. Like the intensive hand butter it is also quite heavy and takes a long time to soak in but I feel like it is a small price to pay for such lovely soft hands!


Palmer's Cocoa butter is this months favourite! I picked it up randomly when I was at the supermarket because I'd just run out of moisturiser for my body, I wasn't even thinking when I put it in the basket. But boy am I glad that I did.

It smells delicious to begin with. Chocolatey without being fake and plastic-ey smelling which is what I think the "I love strawberries and cream" products smell like. It has a great consistency too, although when it first came out the bottle it seemed really thick- it actually goes onto the skin really well. It is in no way oily and applies easily. A little goes a long way though.

I've only been using this product for about a week but I cannot see my self stopping anytime soon. I even googled to make sure I could get it in the UK. I am that in love with it. My skin feels so much smoother and looks so healthy. My legs have also achieved a pretty sheen to them when I'm wearing skirts and they look great. I am beyond happy with this moisturiser.

I got this as a present from one of my mum's best friends when she went on a trip to New Zealand to visit her parents and I haven't been able to find it anywhere since! It is an Australian product.

I use this predominately on my knees and elbows because I am hater of cracked elbows and white powdery looking knees. It's an ointment so it is quite a thick paste-y product and it is very sticky which is why I don't use it on my hands. It also takes ages to soak in! Also with Paw Paw ointment a little goes a very long way...
It doesn't really have a strong smell and I love that it is made with natural ingredients.

I do own other moisturisers, I own mountains but these are the only ones I use on a daily basis. On a completely different note, I sadly can't find the Converse sneakers that I posted in my last post anywhere! I did however get a gorgeous Bebe leather jacket when I was at the Outlet Mall. It is my first jacket in 7 years! Can you believe that? I can't wait to get to the UK so I can actually start wearing it. It's killing me to see it all locked up in my closet!

Hope this post was enjoyable and I love the fact these are all drugstore products and really easy on the funds! I feel like there's no point buying really fancy high end products when there are really affordable alternatives that do the exact same job...


11 July 2013

Counting the days away


At the moment I don't really have anything beauty or fashion related to write about. So I thought why not do a little lifestyle post? 

In just over two weeks I'm flying to the UK and I am so unbelievably excited- that alone is making the days move in a snail like fashion. What makes it worse is during the summer there isn't a whole lot to do without melting. Today we had highs of 45 degrees celsius! But I'm not here to talk about the weather. So to pass the days I have been waking up early (Well early-ish...) and dragging my butt to the gym, where I tend to sweat it out for a few hours (Today I burnt 745 calories. Go me!). The rest of the day I spend lazing around watching back to back Greys Anatomy and occasionally scrolling through Facebook (Ahh, such an interesting life I lead).

I may have just made myself sound like the most boring person in the blogosphere. I promise I'm not. I do see my friends at times too, this past week I've been to the movies and shopping with the bestie which has all been good and well (Just not for my wallet). 

Tomorrow though, it isn't my wallet that is going to be taking a beating. It's going to be my parents (Hopefully). I'm not a brat. Really I'm not. I'm just taking a trip with the fam to the Outlet Mall. Where I'm really hoping that the Converse outlet have their white, low top, shoreline Chucks...Because I have so fallen for them. I am head over heels for these sneakers and I'm never really a sneaker person. But I've got so many outfit thats I'm just turning over in my head and boy do I want these sneakers! I keep imagining them with pretty little dresses. They are beyond cute! 

Here's a pic...What do you think?


7 July 2013

Liebster Award


Yesterday, the lovely Leyla from www.mythoughtsandboredom.blogspot.co.uk nominated me for the Liebster Award. She has a really interesting blog and she is a Harry Potter fan which makes her instantly awesome, so you should definitely check her out!

Here are the rules:
1. Each nominee must answer the 11 questions that they were asked by the blogger that nominated them and also tell the readers 11 facts about themselves.
2. You must choose other bloggers with under 200 followers to pass this award onto
3. Then make 11 questions for them to answer
4. Go to their page to tell them about their nomination

These are the questions that Leyla asked me:

1. What is your favourite childhood memory?
All the big family Christmas dinners.

2. What song sums up your mood right now?
I Couldn't Care Less by Leslie Clio

3. Who is you celebrity crush?
Adam Martin (From The Voice Australia)

4. Summer or winter?

5. Where would your dream holiday be?
I wanna go to Universal Studios and Disney Land! I'm such a child...

6. If you could be a celebrity for a day who would you pick?
Emma Watson

7. What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Just kidding...
It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
(I have this engraved on the back of my iPod)

8. If you could change something about yourself, what would you change?
How self conscious I feel when I'm around people I don't know very well.

9.What is your favourite colour?
Pink or coral at the moment, it is always changing though.

10. What is your biggest fear?
Spiders. Plane crashes and at the moment not getting the grades for the University of Glasgow! 

11. What made you start blogging?
This is a hard one, I'd been thinking about it for a while because there was so many blogs that I loved to read and I just felt like voicing my own opinion. The blogging community also looked so welcoming and lovely- I wanted to get to know like minded people I guess

11 Facts about me!

1. I have a Harry Potter inspired tattoo, loads of people think it's really sad but the books taught me so much and were there for me. I owe J.K.R.

2. My mother is English.

3. My father is Lebanese.

4. I only really have two girl friends.

5. My Grams is such an inspiration to me.

6. Really bad, really cheesy movies are my favourite guilty pleasure.

7. I'm really terrible at Maths and it is an absolute miracle that I passed my GCSE in it!

8. I once cried at an episode of Phil of the Future.

9. I have a nut allergy.

10. I touched Pierre from Simple Plan's hand when I was 13 and could not stop talking about it for months! I now don't know why I thought it was so amazing.

11. I really enjoy dipping my Malteasers in nacho cheese when I'm at the cinema.

I nominate...

Sy from BohoRush

Jasmine from rabbitwood

Carrieanne from BeautiesUnlocked 

I don't really follow many blogs with less than 100 followers by the looks of it, which kinda sucks! I didn't realise this till today...

My questions for you are:

1. What is your favourite number?

2. What beauty product can you not live without?

3. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

4. What is your favourite song right now?

5. Who is your celebrity crush?

6. Favourite film?

7. Would you rather read a book or watch a movie?

8. Favourite T.V show?

9. Tea or coffee?

10. Do your friends know that you blog?

11. If you could have one superpower what would it be?

Hope you enjoyed this post! I thought it looked like fun and lets people know a bit about me. Can't wait to see everyone else's answers!